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THE ANTI-SLA VERY BUGLE.
From the Liberator. WHITTIER ON JOHN BROWN. W havaoopioi Inta our poetical department, from tho New York Independent, aome linat on John. Brown of Osawatomie, from tha pen ol our gifted friend. John U. Whittiar; but, though tha tantimanl ii gracefully expressed, we 4hink there ia no! the aame magnanimous recognition of the liberty-loving heroism of John Brown, which la found in many of the poet's effusions relating to ine war-Iiko atrcggle of 1780. and 'our revolution ary father.' Far eiimpla-he spoake of 'the rash nd bloody hand' the 'guilty meana' with 'the Rood intent 'the grisly 6glitera hair' 'the fully that aeeki through evil good' 'tho raid ol . midnight terror' the outlaw's prido of daring.' 3. 1 hore ia an apparent invidiousne its or sever ity of imputation in these epithets, which does not Mem to be called for, though softened by aome approving allusions in close juxtaposition. Let uoh of ua aa ate believers in tha dootrinea of psace tie careful to award to John Brown at least . aa moch credit as we do to a Joshua or Gideon, a Washington or Warren, and especially Dot to do him the slightest injustice. Though be waa Jar from being a non-resistant, yet he was not a man of violence and blood, in a lawless sense, any more tbao those Jewieh and American heroes; and if no reproaohful epithets ought to be cast upon their semories, none ought to be cast upon his. In all that constitutes moral grandeur of character, and entire disiutedness of action, ho waa their supe rior. He perilled all that waa dear to him, not to achieve liberty fi himself, or those of hie own completion, but to break the fetters of a race 'not colored like his own,' moat wickedly abhorred, universally proscribed, and subjected to a bondage full of onuttorable woe and horror. But, even in th air behalf, he suught do retaliation nor rerengo, bat only (if possible) a peaceful exodus from Vir ginia. He explicitly declared to the Court 'I ever had any design against the liberty of any psrroa, nor any disposition to oommit treason or destroy property, or to excite or incite slaves to rebellion, or to make insurrection.' And what fair-minded man doubts the word of John Brown? His weapons were purely for aclf-defence on the part of the flying bondmen an extremity, which. ig' teen centurios after Christ, justifies their use in the belief of Catholic and Protestant Christen dom, and in accordance with the common law of the world. Ha was of such Bluff as the Walden ea and Albigenses, tha Scotch Covenanters, the Smithfiold martyrs, the Mayflower Pilgrims were composed; apparently as true to his convictions of duty toward God, aa any man who ever walked tha arth before t,im, This doea not prve that he did well to rely on aomo other than spiritual weap- ana for tho success of his plan; but it doea demand that the fullest justice should be done to his char acter, and that every reference to bim should be as respectful and as appreciative an to any of the patriots and martyrs to whom all the civilized na . : c . 1. - . i. i j - . mun ui buo uunu uuw uowd in nomage. very man who votea to uphold (aa doea the Quaker poet himself) the Constitution of Massachusetts and the American Constitution, notes to uphold the tear system army, navy, militia, with all their accompaniments; and no aucb person, therefore can consistently apeak of 'the rash and bloody hand' of John Brown, norof 'the folly that aecka through evil good,' that ia, that aecka to emarci- pa'.a the enslaved, peaceably if it can forcibly if it must. Poaaibly, before entering Harper's Ferry, Jobn Brown bad been reading the following soul-stir ring lines of Whittier, giving them a more literal interpretation than perhaps the poet Intended i 'Speak oat in acts the time for words Has passed, and deeds alone suffice ; In the loud clang of meeting awordi The aofter music dies 1 Act act, in God's name, while ye may I Smite from the Church her leprous limb! Throw open to the light of day The bondman's cell, and break away The cbaioa the State baa boand on him ! Ooe last great battle for the Right, One short, aharp atruggle to be free 1 To do ia to aucceed our 6ght Ia waged in Heaven's approving eight The smile of God ia Vijtory !' It ia certain that when John Brown was at the New England Anti-Slavery Convention in Boston last May, he waa heard to say, at its conclusion 'These men are all talk : what is needed ia ac tion, aotion 1' Ha did unooncioua injustice to the men alluded to, but it sbowa what waa then up permost in hi mind. In the following lines by Wbiltier, the martial references are very different from those in his effu lion in tbe Independent : 'Our fellow-countrymen in chains I Slaves, in a land of light and law t Slaves, crouching on the very plaina Where rolled the ttorm vf Freed m't tear I A groan from Eutau'a haunted wood, A wail where Camden's martyrs fell, By every shrine of patriot blood, From Moultrie's wall to Jaspar'a well 1 By storied hill and hallowed grot, By mossy wood and marshy glen; Where rang of old the rijle-thot And hurrying thout of Marion's men !' 'No, by each spot of haunted ground, Where Freedom waepa her children's fall, By Plymouth's Huck, and Bunker's mound, By Griswold's ttained and thaltered wall. By Warren' ghost, by Langdon't shade, By all the memories of our dead I " By their tnlarging aouls, which buret Tbe baoda and feitira round them set, Bv the free Pilgrim apiiit nursed Within cur inmost botnms yet, By all above, around, below, Be oura th' indignant anawer, NO 1' So, too, in tbe following verse, there ia the aame appreciation of heroism, without any damaging imputation t t 'When Freedom, on her naal day, Within her war-rocked eradle lay, An iron race around ber stood, Baptised ber infant brow in blood, And, through the storm which round ber awept, Their constant ward and watching kept.' Agio i fjA bleat New Hampshire ! front her granite - peaks, 0je6 more tbe voice of Stark anJLangdon speaks!' But John Brown was nobler in bia aim, and leaa Moody io bis apirit, than either Stark or Langdon Again, aaya the poet! 'The voies) of free, broad Middlesex, of thousands aa of one. The abaft of Bunker calling to tbat of Lexing ton ." la Uarper'e Ferry a whit bohicd Bunker II i I or Lexington in all that constitntei true devotion of aoul, or a quenchlesa love of liberty ? Again, alluding to the invasive march of tbe SlaVe Pc-wer fhrough the North i 'It Is cominr,, it ia nigh ! Stand your homes and altera by I On your own free thrcaholda die I Ferish parly, perish clan; Strike together while ye can, Like the arm of one etrong man!' Finally, Yoiktown ia celebrated in the following atrain : 'From Yorktown'a ruins, ranked and still, Two linea atretch far o'er vale and hill t Who curbs his steed M head of one f Hark I the low murmur i Washington t Who bauds his keen, approving ginned, Where down the gorgooua line of Franoo Shine nightly star and plume of snow I Thou too Art victor, Rochambcau I Oh I Veil your faces, young and brave ! Sleep, Scammel, in thy soldier grave 1 Sons of the North-land, ye who set Stout hearts against the bayonot, And pressed with steady footfall near The 'moated battery 'a Liming tier, Turn your acarred facoa from the sight, Let shame do homage to the right I' Neither Washington, nor Rochambeau, nor, Scammel presented such exalted trnita of charac ter as John Brown, why, then, ahould he bo the subject of special moral criticism and rebuke by the poet f Why was his effort 'a midnight raid with bloody hand,' whilo theirs was made brilliant and imposing by 'knightly star and plume of snow,' and by successfully tneoting bayonet with bayonet? If there ia danger, on the one hand, lest there may be a repudiation of the doctrine of non'resia tance, through the sympathy and admiration felt for John Brown, there ia more danger, on the other hand, that tho brutal outcry rained against bim as an outlaw, traitor and murderer by those who are either too cowardly to avow their real conviction), or too pro-slavery to fee! one throb of pity fur those in bondage, will lead to unmerited censure of bis course. Difficult as it may bo to hold an equal balance in such a case, it is still the ! duty of every ce to do "o. ANOTHER INSURRECTIONIST SENTENCED TO BE HUNG IN VIRGINIA. Jorry, a slave belonging to Col. Francis MoCor- miok, of Clark county, Va., was tried in that county lust week on a chargo of plotting and con spiring with slaves to rebel and make insurrection. The Cuusereator has tho following report of the 0ase : Toe pri?oner, with another negro man, waa at work in bis master's field, when the witness, Mr. Chaiaherlin, a white man, who was a stranger to them, happened to pass that way. Entering into oobversation with the negroes, at first without any particular motive, be inquired who waa their mas ter, where he was, how many negroes he bad, and bjw many colored men ? These question wore answered with eo much alacrity by tbe mao Jerry, who seemed ao willing to communicate the facts, that the white man bo- oame suspicious, and finally asked him what be thought of tbe Harper's Ferry affair ? Jerry re plied that he waa glad to hear of it. "Why were you not there ?" oeked the witness. "Becauso I did not know exaotly when to go," was the reply. t ould you have gone if you had known ? 'Yea : and I have four sons that would bave followed me. I would be ready to go at aDy time.' And then turning to t'-e other negro be added. 'Would not you go too ?' To this tho other negro assented and asked tbe witness if he waa one of Brown's men. which being answered in tbe affirmative, 'Yea,' ad- dad Jerry, "he ia going about letting us know.' Us Iben told tbe witness where be would find other negroes to talk with on the subject, stating tbat the patrol was out and would not let them (the negroes) fa from one place to another with out a pass. He said tbero bad been aome burn ings eince tbe patrol commenced, and that we will keep on burning until they are stopped.' About ten daya afterwards the aame witness went back for the purpose of eliciting more facta from the prisoner. Ho was gladly received by Jorry, who recognised bim, and told him that there bad been more burnings aince be last saw him, stating that the patrol had not been out that weok, and that he and others had made a plot tho night before to b urn the house of Daniel II. Sow ers in me auric oi tne moon. At that juncture dir. Aiirea lasueinan appealed in sight, passing alone the road, nnd Jerry commenced abusinz him roost violently to the witness, statins that helr',e1 intended to burn bim out himself ; that he had been to Berry villo the Sunday before to get match es, but could not get any. (It was provod by an. other witness that Jerry waa in Berryville the previoua Sunday.) They were then joined by tbe other negro, Joe, and the conversation turned upon John Brown, then in jail under eeotence of death, and the possibility of rescuing him Joe remark ing that he bad heard that an army was coining on to take bim out of jail, 'and if we join them we can take bim out,' to which the prisoner (Jerry) assented, provided tbey could atop tbe patrol so they could get about. The court, composed of five magistrates, after bearing able arguments from both sides, and duly considering me eviuenco ana arguments, unani mously found tbe priaoner guilty of plotting and conspiring to excite alavea to rebel and make in surrection, and appointed Friday, tbe 17th day of February next, for bis execution, at tha aame time atrongly recommending bim to tbe mercy of tbe Executive. of EMANCIPATION OF THE RUSSIAN SLAVES. In a German paper we find an article on tbe aubject of Russian emancipation, dated St. Pe. teraburg, December 4th, which we translate l "In Stardub, a village of the district of Kaachiru a very remarkable event haa taken place. Tbe proprietor of the village, Herr Nicolai Turgeniew, haa entered into a, voluntary contract with the serfs on bi estate for their emancipation. The village ha an area of C52 desstatines ( Ruesian term of land measure) ol land, and a population of 181 males, ao tbat there are to each male 4 1-19 dcxstalines. By tbe effect of this contract the pro prietor relinquishes to tbe community or parish a third part of tbe toil, tbat is to say 187 dessta- tinet, and reserves to himself two-'.bird. The dwellings of tbe peasant, with tbe land apper taining to them, become tbe entire property of the occupant. Tbe peasant bind tbemselve to pay tbe capitation tax and all subsisting imposts. Tk homesteads can only pas to an beir, who ball come under tbe same obligation as bit pre decessor, and purchase the consent of his eo-beirs, of we ao not nor Cab. they be old, excopt to peasant! of the aame village. The land not pertaining to the sov eral dwellings belongs to th community. The community binds itself to pay a bonus of 1,420 silver rubles. The popular Herr Turgoniew for mally declares, at the end of the contract, that the peasants are at liberty to withdraw from the ar rangement as soon as the negotiations between the government and the nobility shall offer them more favorable conditions. The civil authorities of the village, on their part, engage not to inflict c.uporal punishment, and only to sentence ofien1 ders to Goes, compulsory labor and imprison ment." When the Emperor, on the occasion of his late Visit to PsknOw, waa presented to tho nobility of the government of that place, he Mid to them t "I have long cherished the Vrfrh lo visit yon, and rejoice that it is granted me to fulfil that wish-. Hitherto the nobility has, with a ready consent, yielded to the imperial dosire, and I have always appealed to it with perfect confidence. With the aame confidence, gentlemen, 1 addressed you in regard to the question of the peasantry, and I thank you that, after tbe example of the others of your order, you have responded with interest to my appeal. Thii question is now going forward to its solution, and I hop; that you expect ilk Cotsu nation with the same reliance on me that I mani fested when addroasing myself to you, and with the full persuasion that this matter will be con cluded to the mutual advantage of both parties so that the interest of lbs nobles will bo, aa fur aa pnssiblo, secured, and at the same time the condi tion of tho peasants improved. I am persuaded that you will juslily my confidence in you." THE DISASTER AT LAWRENCE. when lue materials could no longer cohere The dreadful catastropho of the falling of the Peraherton Mills, the frightful destruction of hu man life which Accompanied it a multitude hur ried out of the world in n few momenta, some crushed under the rains and others perishing more miserably io the flames which succeeded the fall of the buildings rfford a lesson which we ought not to naloct. Are putting up structures more and more epaciotis for almost every purpose of life, for mills of various kinds, for churches and other public edifices, for warehouses, and for dwelling bouses; ttio new buildings everywhere overtop the older ones and overshadow a larger area, and the temptation is to build them slightly and economi cally. We hardly over consider that the brjsd lofty structures we are rearing should be more solidly and substantially built than if they were smaller that the walls should be thicker and more securely cemented, r.nd that all the materials em ployed should ho carefully chosen fortheirtrength. Frightful consequences sometimes follow, but they not seem to much affect us. We not unfre qurntly hear of buildings giving way while the workmen are employed in rearing them. and somo times with the loss of lives. Others stand a little while, and then full nnd crush their inmates. This carelessness.if it be not rather an inexcusa ble and guilty parsimony, is not confined to the buildings we erect ; the bridges which carry rail ways over our streams, and over whiob pass heavy trains loaded with paessengcrs and with freight, are too often constructed with the aame flimsiness and insecurity. We hear, every now and then, of Unas bridge breaking under the weight of the trains, passongers drowoed or crashed to ifrh, and cars carrying large herds of cattle precipita ted into tho chabms below. It was only a few days eince that a disaster of this kind occurred near Schnghtichoko. The prevailing tendoncy ia everywhere to avoid any unnecoseasy cost for tbe sake of safety, never to admit of any superfluous strength or solidity, to atop tho expense at tbat limit at which bare socunty is tboogbt to beat tainea. tve usea lurmerly to build our steamers for coast and deep sea navigation on this plan; we constructed them almost aa slightly as if we in tended them for inland navigation on our smooth rivers, and we paid dearly for our parsimony. Steamer after steamer was wrecked ; hundreds after hundreds went down to their graves in the deep, till we learned to give our steamers tbe samo strength of construction and capacity of resistance that tbe builders of Great Britain gave o theirs. the tall of the Femberton Mills is not one of those cases in which it can bo said with any plau .1... i. j i Bioiiiij Hint nooouy is to oiame. mey were regarded as of scandalously slight construction when they were built ; they have now stood seven years, and those who knew the i defects of their construction at first, must have wondered how the walls luld together so long. The jarring of the machinery within that period had probably shaken tbe cement to powder, and the hour nt length ar Th0 proprietors, who could scarcely bave failed to know the insecurity of the building, have a heavy responsibility to support that of the death of more than two hundred people suddenly sent oat t&3 world, and others mengled, maimed and bear ing life in pain. Jv. 1. Post, ' A RIGHTEOUS DECISION. By a late decision of the Supreme Court of Ohio, niggers are turned out of school that is children f white and j black, are not entitled to the bonehta of our common schools. No man en joying tbe proper feelings of a white man. can doubt the correctness and justness of Ibis deciaion; tor wnat wuito man. though be be abolitioniied. desirea that tbe child of hia own blood, ahould be raised upon terms of equality with tbe black child nigger parents. The Supreme Coyrtis not ex- aotly democrotio, but upon the principle of giving me aevu ins aue we uel like acking gentlemea the democratio persuasion, to drink to tbe health of Judge Gbulson, the abolition candidate the last election, whose niggora, by deed of warranty, are lorever de&arred the privilege of tbe school fund in Ohio, and who joined in pronoun- oing nun uoij uecition. upon the principle of thia deciaion, have not little Common Pleaa (re publican) Judgee have been making aasee or them selves ? Would not tbe principle, upon which the supreme uourt have decided thai children of . jwia uiggor uiuuu, snau not occupy a seat in the i. l : ii . , i , i common acbool room, aide by aide with the white cnild, prevent gentlemen of reputed nigger origin from exercising freemen' or ciliten right at the pollef Canfteld Sentinel, JtWere it not for Congreaa thia would be peaceful country. Could the belligerent members Coogress, however, be abut Dp by themselves and permitted to fight their battle out alone.witb out any report of their proceeding being made, might get along tolerably well." What a truth the above is, to be found in a red political paper! What a pity it ia tbat a Dansr aenaibl of tbe corruption of Coogree doe laber lo destroy rather than uphold it. It is a J fel tbal if Congr tl annihilated totton it day and all ttt law it ever matlo wef awept Into me liamee together, tha people would all be the better off for it ten years hence. Yes, if Con gress must continue, we eeoond the Vnotion that the members be abut up like the inmate of a mad house, and their doings never be permitted to reach the outside world. Pleasure Boat, Communications. GRAND A. S. CONVENTION IN AUBURN. NEW YORK. To tits Editor: One of the most important Anti-Slavery Conventions eVot held In New York has just closed in this city. Mrs. Martha Wright was called to preside, with Mr. George Prior for Vice ProsidT&rt, and Mrs. Elixeboth Cady Stanton, Secretary, Th Speakers Were Mariua R. RobinsoD, Susan B. Anthony, Aaron M. Powell and Parker Pills- bury. Mrs. Harriet Tribhman a fugititive from Slavery, also spoke in a most thrilling manner of her experiences in Slavery ; her etoape, and ber wondtrful success in leading other out of the worse than Egyptian bondage. We were told that sho had led mora than a hundred and fifty into C.inada ; and that she waa called 'Moses' in some places, from her remarkablo deliverances of God's people out of tbe hands of Southern Pbaroahs. Tho following are tho resolutions. The discus sions excited intense interest, you may well sup pose. ' FIRST SERIES. Vesoked, That the American Slav System is the "sura of all villainies" a compound of all cruelties and crimes; robbery, adultery, piracy and murder, and whatever else 1 impure, unholy and accursed Pcsofted, Tbat slaveholders at such, have no rights which any human being is bound to respect hot even to Life, Liberty, or tbe pursuit of hap piness but wbilu remaining in purpose and prac lice, Slaveholders, htj ahall be regarded aa crim inula and outlawa against humanity, whom Gen eral La Fayette, Capt. John Brown, or any other righteous deliverer who believes in forcible resist- ance to tyrants, may lawfully and justly compel to release their proy Resolved, That our governmental Union with such slaveholders, is also a sin and crime an utheistio rebellion against every principle of jus tice and every law of nature and of God ; which no pofsitle circumstances should have warranted in its formation, and surely, no conceivable condi tions justify in its longer continuance. Resolved, That the first threat of disunion from the South, ehould have been hailed with general joy by ull the friends of the enslaved ; inasmuch as tbe only assurance for the continuance of sla very, ia in the support it derivea from union and alliance with the North. Resolved, Tbat Ibe so-called governments of the alave States are but organized bands of thieves and robbers ; living by plunder and piracy, on the avails oi unpaid and aopitied labor, and therefore: Resolved, Tbat it is the solemn and imperious duty of tbe Senators and Representativea of tbe non-alaveholding Statea and Territoriea to return at odos to their respective constituencies, and take immediate measures for the formation of a JVeui Northern liepublic, that shall be indeed Free; ao assylum for the oppressed of all nations; unoursed by tbe presence of slaveholders, unstained by the blood of slaves. Resolved, That tbe ohuroh of the slaveholding States that permits and practices the breeding, buying and selling of God'a own image.like cattle, trampling down marriage and tbe whole family relations, forbidding its own Bible and all other books to the enslaved, is most emphatically, the 'Synagogue of Satan ;' and every church and minister in the North tbat does not so regard and treat it, ia falae to the Cbriatian name and trust, and therefore nnwortby of countenance, fellowship or support. Resolved, That oheered an encouraged by the experience of tbe last year, in our efforts to pro cute the enactment of a Personal Liberty Law, to protect our State from the ravages of alave hunter and Kidnapper, we will persevere in petitioning tbe Legislature, until an ohjeot, at once so just and needful, shall be accomplished. SECOND SERIES. efforts of freemen in behalf of tbe nnbappy por 'lanin of our raj who art doomed to bondaga." Whereas, By recent decisions of the Poet Mas tor General, northern newspapers have, in several instances, been excluded from tho mails aod post offices of tbe slave States, on the charge of pub lishing and circulating "Abolition sentiments" dangeroua to tbe security of slavery and tbe gen eral safety; therefore Resolved, Tbat we congratulate tbe frienda of the enslaved everywhere, that in tha New York IIekald, they bave found a safe and xealoua me dium fur the transmission throughout tbe aoutb, of the moat powerful aod eloquent utterancea against tbe slave system, of Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Theodore Parkor, Dr. Cheever, end many other Champions of Liberty, in both the Hemispheres. Resolved, That tbe thanks of American aboli tiuniats generally are due to James Gordon Ben nett, Esq., for ao earnestly espousing tbelr cause io this hour of their trial and persecution by the govercment. Nor can we refrain from expressing our admiration at tbe almost auperhuman skill with wbicb he ia able to freight bia colutnoa wetk after week, with what are called, the moat "trea sonable, viurderous, incendiary, injlainatory, and insurrectionary doctrines," and pour them all over the South, aa unmolested, aa though tbey were beru.ons on the "tall of Man," by our eafest and soundest Doctora of Divinity, or the Publications of tbe American Tract Society, Resolved, Tbat whatever other publio Journals ahall be proacribed, we truet the New "York Her ald will be allowed tbe moat uninterrupted oirou letion possible, throughout the alave atatea, carry ing aait doea, all tbe arguments of Helper against lavery all imaginary encouragement to the alavea to rebel ngainat their tyrant masters, io the spirit of oar own Revolution of 1770; and assur ing them at tbe same time, itbougb in tbat assur anoe we aro compelled to differ with ibis usually most veracious journal, tbat tbe North i filled with men like General La Fayette and Capt John Brown, axiously and impatiently waiting to come to their rescue, Resolved, Tbat when Thomas Jefferson declared tbat "Nothing ! more certainly written in tbe book of fate, than tbat the (laves ar to be free; nor is lea certain tbat the two form of aociety caono' be perpetuated under tbe sam government." And Henry Clay, tbat, 'Until universal darkness (ball prevail, it will be impossibl to repreti tha sympathise and the And the Riohmond Enquhert ''That the two opposite and ootrfliotiog form of aociety cannot among civilited men ooexiat and endure. Tha on most give way and oeate to txiat the other bioome universal. And Wm. fl. Seward, that, "The oolliaion between th two aystems of labor in tbe United Statea, i an Irepreseible oonfliot between opposing and enduring farces," they did but eobo th voioe and decree of tho Eternal God, that between Slavery and Liberty there can be and eball be tio conoord; but everlasting separation, wide as tbe difference between heaven and bell. The Resolution on tbe "Irrepressible Conflict" was a good deal intensified by the fact that Au burn is the reaidenoe of Hon. W, II. Seward. And the applause which the reading of it called forth, showed tbat hia neighhor were not afraid to meet any oonsequence which adherence to bis' truthful and righteous utterance at that time. would bring to pass. But I must hasten to other dutios, and close by subscribing Yours and Your Readers, PARKER PILLSBURY Auburn, N. Y. Jan, 12, 1860 Auburn, N. Y. Jan, 12, 1860 "CHRISTIAN ANTI-SLAVERY." SALINEVILLE, Jan, 15, 1860. Friend Jones : Thinking it might be interes ting to the antit-slavery publio lo compare notes in regard to the progress of the cause in different lo calities and in its diSerent phases of presentation, send you an account of an anti"-alavery meet ing which haa beon held in thia place by an agent or the Christian Anti-Slavery Convention, which convened at ColUmbUs aome time since. the gentleman (Mr. Baker) proposed to treat the subieot from a moral and religious stand point, and proceeded first lo define what Slavery was. Alter citing varioua definiliona which he considered defective, be at length defined it to be chatlelism; in other words a alave waa a chattel personal. Hohrew aervitude, our lecturer aversd. waa not included in Ihia definition. Tbe next point which my memory retains, was an allusion to the book entitled "Tbe Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses against Slavery," citing from it various authenticated aocounts of cruel barbarities practiced upon slavery'a helpless vic tims, when lo my astonishment I beheld tbe apea- ker indulging in a laugh, in which be was joined by the numerous boys, and even some of tbe men among hia audience. Slavery aa a punishment for crime waa referred to, and the following reasoning given to illustrate tbe gentleman's views upon that subject. Citing the case ol a brutal murderer, the supposition was made that such an one might be sold to a humane master. While on the other hnnd, a boy who bad committed but a trivial offence might be aold to a man ot tbe opposite Characteristics. The prasla very position of tbe church waa deplored, and aa an illustration of their pro-slavery character, the speaker told ua be bad been denied the Use of their pulpiteforanti-alavery lecturei.eveo when he prom ised them he would trea lonly upon the morality of (he question, letting alone the political aspect of tbe subjeot. Finally, we were told that it waa not proposed to place the slaves apon an equality with tbe free men. The elective franchise, right of holding of fico, io, &o, were not to be theirs ocoording to tbe viewe of tbia "Anti-Slavery Christian." In tbe course of the address an anti-slavery prayer meet ing was recommended, and at tbe close, a commit tee was appointed to keep up an interest in the aubject, by getting up meetings, eeouriDg speak ers, Ao. Now to one who has long been accustomed to accepting tbe golden rule a the sum aod sub stance of Ibe Christian religion, and of looking upon every human being aa equally entitled to life, liberty, and tbe purauit of happiness, thia whole discourse aeemed a libel upon Chriatianity. I could not refrain from then and there entering my proteat against auch thinga being proclaimed in tbe name of Jeaua. What 1 a representative of ChriatiaDity laughing aa be contemplated the woea of outraged, brutalised human, ty t Every fiber of my heart thrilled with horror at euob mockery, in the name of him who made tbe sor rows of a world his own. Did the speaker sup. pose that tbe author of that book, designed to ex cite the mirth of his reader by arraying before them a thousand instance of tbe brutality of the accursed system ? Had he no deeper conception of what it ia to be slave, a chattel; than to sup pose tbat death in any form ia not far sooner lo be accepted, than even tbe mildest type of such a system ? If be haa not, let bim ask tbe mother if she would with more reluotance resign ber darling to the cold embrace of death, than to tbat of the slimy, soul crushing embrace of tbe monster sla very. Doea be remember Margaret Burner? Did Cbriat when be entered tbe aynagoguea put a pad lock on hia lips and refrain from condemning the ruiera 7 Is politics something with which reli. gion has no concern ? Finally, can tbe withhold ing of any part ofman's God givon rights be reo. onciled with doing onto other a ye would that they should do to you ? I can but express the hope that those professing christians whose consciences are calling upon them to make this demonstration in behalf of the slave, will receive a further baptism of tbe spirit of Christ, till tbey shall be ablo more perfeotly to emulate hi example. Your for the oause, M. C. K. A. SOJOURNER TRUTH. Editor Bcolk Sojourner Truth ha been leolur ing in tbia vicinity thia fall. Sb waa well receiv ed, and tbe aeeda of truth aho scattered; I think, will take root in many heart. I think, at least, abe baa (uooeedod in convincing the people to whom abe baa apoken, tbat if tbe blacks as a raoe are inferior to the white, die is an exoeptioo to Ibe general rule. Few women of cultivation possess as vigorous an intelleot, or as warm a heart as this poor obild of nature. let, noble woman tbat aba ii, aba was not too great or good to be reduoed to a ohattel by tbe equable law of our free (?) and enlightened coun try I Tbat tba lima may ooo ccme when euob. aborc inatiou may cease forever i tb tarneat prayer or xoure, truly. C. L. M. SYLVESTER, Green. Co., Wisconsin 19 Hon. Judge Mason of Iowa, who mad him self o popular with th Inventor of the Coun try while ba held tb offio of Commissioner of Patents, ba, w learn, associated himself with Mann A Co., at tba Scientific A mar loan office. Nw York. The Anti-Slavery Bugle. ''Providence das tutti m atr ACTOR, ai Slavert an OUTLAW." John Brown afOsawato-mi'e. The Anti-Slavery Bugle. SALEM, OHIO, JANUARY 21, 1860. THE GOVERNORS' MESSAGES. The closing Message of Gov. Chase, and th In augnral of Gov. Deonisoa are greatly applauded by tbe Republican preaa, aa might of oouree ba expected. Tbey are both tolerably lengthy doea mente, and oover enongh space, one would think, to give their authora euffioioot room to aay aom things which they have not said. The Message of Gov. Chase has much about State finances and taxation, but of tbe representor Hon whioh ought oertainiy to aooompany tbe taxa tion, he is culpable silent. Althotgh thousand of the oitiiens of Ohio ate excluded from lh bal' lot box because of thoir complexion, tha retiring1 Executive had no protest to enter against it aod no condemnation of tbe otber political and legal wrongs which result from complexional distinc tions. It is true he referred lo the Demooratia law of the last session, in respect lo the casting of ballots by colored persons, and the defining of who are prohibited by the Constitution from voting, and affirms that this matter should be left to tb courts for adjudication ; but that waa all. This complexional distinction aeema to ua a matter in volving not only the democratio character of tba people of Ohio, but their very Christianity; yet from neither Gov. Chaae nor Gov. Denciaon cornea any proteat ngainat the polioy which admita tba foreigner to the ballot box, but proscribes thoua Anda of tbe native born citizana of Ohio. Such it Republicanism, official and unofficial. We bave looked in vain through the Message of Gov. Chase for a record of the judioiol otttfaga hi connection with the Oberlin case, but v fear thai the prosecutions and the peraeoutloha to which tb Wellington rescuera were subjected, and tba Cleveland mooting of ten thousand, upon whose) agitated wavee tbe Governor poured tbe oil of hia wiadom, and there etraigbtway fell a great oalnj, are either altogether forgotten, or else adjudged as of no political mbment to the approaohing presidential contest of 1860, and possibly or no accoont on tbe ere of a State Senatorial election. He even exults in the fact, tbat tbe people of Ohio ''have never roeisted with illegal force even tba execution of the Fugitive Slave Aotby federal offi cers acting under legal warrants." Tell it not in Kentucky ! name it not ia tha streets of Frankfort 1 lest the chivalry rejoioa id this official condemnation of Bushnell, and Langs ton and their companions; who rescued) from lb fangs of the hunters the prey they had seized. No Republican message wodld be complete with oat a glorification of the Union, and we have it aa; oordingty aa well in the message! of iha retiring governor, aa in the message of the governor el sot line upoh lino, and precept upon preoept, hara a little, and there a good deal. - Gov. Dennison haa evidently a high apprecia tion of tbe ordinance of 1787, which unqueationa bly haa in it much tbat ia good. But beoanae of thia, we have no right to overlook in it tbat whioh ia bad. Ooe of the propa of slavery is tbe Con- atitutional guarantee concerning tbe rendition of fugitives, which, by the difficultiea it throw in th path of tbe escaping chattel, deters many from making ibe attempt ; and by giving up the entira north as hunting ground to tbe slave oatcbers.and binding tbe people of the free Stats by (olemn obligation to auppres their humane, and benevol ent, and democratio promptings to stand by tha slave, and maintain hia right to freedom, it cor rupts and curses the people whet take it npoa them. Ohio waa once free from tbe polluting tread! of tbe kidnapper ; once eaw tbe time when no government official bad any right to recapture fu gitia alavea upon her soil, or upon that of any other portion of tbe great North West Territory. The ordinance of 1787 established tbot legal pow er. Tbat ordinance was tbe first national docu-' ment which recognised such right; and tin people) of the North, submitting to it, the next move j ment was to introduce it into tbe Constitution of tbe United States, extending tbe provision to th entire Union. Think of that, will you, when yoo foel inclinod to gloiify the ordinance of 1787. The Governor tbinks it a cause for exultation, tbat "our legislation has never been marred by proscription for religions opinions, nor any polit ical privilege denied because of tbe birth place of (be oitiien.' And there waa the plaee in hia Meaaage above) all otbera, to abow bow Inconsistent and unjual il waa, tbat while the elective franchise waa grant ed without regard to teligioua belief or placa off birth, it should be withheld because of lb ooloi of ibe skin. It needed a greater man than Wnv Dennison to do tbat banoe tha word wa untpe ken, the leeaon unread, and tba good which might bave been done forever lost. Tbe Governor, speaking on behalf of tba popl of Ohio, aya, "They deny, that the Conatitution guarantee to tbe alave-holding Statea, any other tban their loM oal rights, in connection with tbe inatitution of slavery, but auch as it expressly deolarea , First, Tbat the foreign slave-trade should not be abolish ed before 1808 ; Second, Tbat any law or regula tion whioh any State might establish in favor of freedom, should nut impair tbe legal remedy, sop posed at tbe adoption of tbe constitution lo exist by common law, for the recapture by logal prooes, ia aunh State, of fugitives from labor, or servioe, escaping from other State ; and. Third. That three fifth of all slaves should be counted iu set tling tbe basis of representation in th eeveral States. Beyond these, tbe framers of the consti tution intended lo make no peouliar ooncessiona to tbe slaveholding States, and these wera mad, because, tbey had a union of States to oreate, and lo their ardent and generoo mind tbe volun tary removal of (lavery by the aotion of theslaiea themselves, without Federal interference (Mrnad) not only certain, butcloae at hand." What small" concessions to (lavery tba Condi tution has made ! First, it agreed thai this nation should legalize piracy for twenty years a merfl bagatelle in tha eatimation of Wm. Dennison Tho flag whioh had been carried triumphantly from Conoord to Yorktown tbe flag of lh Ameri can people waa to be run up to tb mast bsad of Ibe slaver, that all the world might b assured tbat stealing negroes from Africa, wae regarded by this nation a a lsgal and honorable busines. Tbe next trifle he mention, ia tha recapture by Constitutional authority of escaping alavee in fr S'atee ; a matter wa are aurprised be thought wor thy of notice. Tbe otber trifling conceaaion ia giving to lavebolder political power in propor tion to tbe aombM of men. women, and children thy atsal; a very email affair, eapecially at tb present time, a il only give aome 25 or 30 mora reprcaentativaa to the South, a number amply sof floiant to prevent Sherman' election to tb Speak er' chair, But w art told that wbn th Constitution waa